Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ - a virtual concert - Thu, 12/3, 7pm
Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ - a virtual concert - Thu, 12/3, 7pm

The holiday tradition continues! The tenth annual Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will be presented from Music Hall's Ballroom - but with a twist. The concert will be held - virtually! Friends and family can enjoy the concert in the comfort of their own homes on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7:00pm.

World renowned organist Mark Herman has been a Cincinnati favorite, and he’ll be at the keyboard to pull out all the holiday stops with seasonal music. The evening will be hosted by Evans Mirageas, Cincinnati Opera’s Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director and a veteran radio commentator and event emcee.

Jennifer Cherest and Thom Dreeze in a duet for Happy Holidays 2018
Jennifer Cherest and Thom Dreeze in a duet for the Happy Holidays 2018 concert

Vocalists Thomas Dreeze, bass, and Jennifer Cherest, soprano, are Cincinnati Opera regulars, will sing holiday favorites. Audiences will remember Thom's critically-acclaimed performances as Count Capulet in the Cincinnati Opera's June 2019 production of Romeo and Juliet. Jennifer recently appeared in Cincinnati Opera at 100, a one-hour special of performances and historical highlights that were recorded at different venues, in deference to the current pandemic.

We also welcome back dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy.

Mark Herman at the 2014 Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Concert
Mark Herman at the 2014 Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Concert

Mark Herman is one of America’s busiest and most in-demand theatre organists. He has performed concerts across the U.S. and abroad in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In 2012, he was named Organist of the Year by the American Theatre Organ Society, the youngest person ever to be so honored. He studied theatre organ with the late John Ferguson, an admired teacher of organ performance in Indianapolis. Herman is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. Today a resident of Los Angeles, he is president and tonal director of the Los Angeles Organ Company.

Happy Holidays with the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ promises an entertaining holiday experience for the whole family!

To get a link to see the concert: send an email to mrosen@friendsofmusichall.org or call the office at (513) 744-3293 and leave a message. The link will be live through December 26, 2020.

Bahl & Gaynor is proud to be a Season Sponsor

of the Mighty Wurlitzer Concert Series

presented by the Friends of Music Hall.